Cost-Effective Mail Tactics for a Winning GOTV Strategy
There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all political campaign, but there’s one strategic element that no campaign can afford to leave out: GOTV. A strong get-out-the-vote (GOTV) program may get you the handful of votes you need to win your election, whereas failing to make that final push to get voters to the polls may hasten your demise.
Get Your Groove on with These GOTV Campaign Theme Songs
Marty Stone answers 7 questions on calling cell phones for GOTV
For the longest time you could not call cell phones in an efficient way but now Stones Phones has some exciting new technology to make it easier to call cell phones using volunteers or paid phone banks. We asked Marty Stone 7 questions on calling cell phones for GOTV. He answered our questions here:
How can campaigns call cell phones for GOTV?
It's time for our favorite acronym, GOTV- Get Out the Vote
As Election Day, Absentee and Early Vote rounds the corner, it becomes increasingly important to reach out to potential voters and Get Out the Vote. GOTV is an essential part of any campaign strategy and can make the difference between winning and losing on and before Election Day.
Get Out the Vote can mean different things to different types of political campaigns, as well as people.
Size Doesn't Matter with Social Pressure for GOTV!
Friend and mentor to The Campaign Workshop, Hal Malchow, wrote for Campaigns and Elections about applying social pressure GOTV tactics in smaller campaigns. Malchow reviews the history and science behind using social pressure as a tactic in GOTV, as well as current best practices. Here’s a quick summary:
Learn How to Write the Perfect Get Out The Vote Script
Get Out The Vote scripts are important because, in the vast majority of cases, they are your last chance to talk to your campaign’s core supporters to encourage them to vote. Therefore, it’s important that you make a lasting impression with these people and engage with them in a way that will resonate enough that they’ll take an hour our of their day and go vote. With that being said, below are our 5 tips on making sure you make your Get Out The Vote canvassing or phone GOTV script work for you:
GOTV, What is Get Out The Vote? A quick explanation of voter turnout.
GOTV (gee-oh-tee-vee) stands for Get Out The Vote and is used to describe a political field strategy for a candidate or organization ensuring that voters who are most likely to vote for your campaign actually do so. It sounds simple, but there can be many hurdles for good get out the vote, and remember: your opponent is doing the same thing.
A GOTV Question for the Ages – What to Do With Your "2s"?
ID-ing your supporters is an important part of any field campaign especially for GOTV. There are a variety of ways for Voter ID to help Get Out The Vote. One common method of voter ID using a 1-6 scale to measure each individual’s support score, with 1 being a solid supporter, 3 undecided, 5 firmly opposed, and a 6 not home.
GOTV Planning: Let's Bust Some Myths!
Get Out The Vote and a good Get Out The Vote plan (GOTV Plan) is something we as a firm, spend hours talking about. There is lots of lore, superstition, mythology, and bad ideas around get out the vote.
There is no cable show dedicated to busting myths about political tactics, but if there was, GOTV myths would surely be a hot topic. Over the years, there have been a lot of notions about Get Out The Vote programs that I believe are wrong. Here is my attempt to dispel these get out the vote myths and show it as a cornerstone in the foundation of any campaign plan.